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The historical origins of coinage in the democratic polis, against the aristocratic gift economy | P2P Foundation

The historical origins of coinage in the democratic polis, against the aristocratic gift economy | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Money is, and always has been, a “creature of the state”, and currency has always been a state token. Precious metal coins merely represent one kind of state token, and their origins can be traced to the specific social upheaval that took place at the end of the 7th century B.C. This is an important, fascinating, book that should not be ignored by any monetary theorist.
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Nrp value equation tutorial

Value Equation tutorial for Network Resource Planning software: https://github.com/valnet/valuenetwork

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Trends in retail: the sharing economy and opportunities for newsagents | Australian Newsagency Blog

Sharing is cool right now and engagement is growing across a number of engagement points. In cities we can see parking spots allocated to vehicles that are shared. There are websites dedicated to enabling people to share items used infrequently like tools and baby furniture. I have seen services in the US for sharing high-end fashion that would otherwise be out of reach. More and more restaurants have shared seating – large tables for eating with people you’ve never met. Sharing plates of food among people you dine with is also big – this all connected with the sharing economy.

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Money Trail: Swartz a pivotal figure in Lessig's activism - Concord Monitor

Money Trail: Swartz a pivotal figure in Lessig's activism - Concord Monitor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last year, Jeanne Spellman came to the first day of the N.H. Rebellion with her friend simply to honor Aaron
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Warren Karlenzig - Collective Intelligence: Cities as Global Sustainability Platform - TEDxMission - YouTube

Social media and collaborative technologies--layered with smart systems combining geo-location data with human experience--will make cities the driving sustainability force in a dawning planetary era. Cities will anticipate new risks with rapid urban systems innovation based upon crowdsourcing, virtual and physical communities, and transparent markets sensitive to full carbon and resource costs. Creatively leveraging collective intelligence for clean energy, low carbon mobility and sustainable food and water, the new urban grid will enable high local quality of life, lifelong learning and vibrant green economies.

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Tabby and Wikispeed: open-source cars

Tabby and Wikispeed: open-source cars | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Small businesses are counting on Open Source in order to speed up change in the slow and massive automotive industrial sector. Sharing...for greater innovation!
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How to Get Big Things Done in 2015 - Forbes

How to Get Big Things Done in 2015 - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
2015 should be the year to focus on connecting with purpose and impact rather than just amassing more Twitter followers or racking up more pageviews.  Our digital landscape is already overcrowded and we don’t need to stress ourselves out with another...
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3D Printed Electronic Devices Are Coming

3D Printed Electronic Devices Are Coming | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The handheld computers we carry in our pockets represent almost unimaginable complexity. Batteries, sensors, chips, circuits, and touch displays
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Juggernaut builds on-demand apps for sharing economy

Juggernaut builds on-demand apps for sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s been a while since the on-demand trend started. At present, there are so many sectors ripped for disruption. The serviced industry has been working on a legacy system for the past 150 years. Now the time seems right to change that and appify everything. In the next five years, the way customers will interact with business will change drastically. Consequently, middlemen will be put out of the equation as vertical specific marketplace apps come into play. At the same time not all incumbents will build their apps in-house. That is why this instant gratification economy will be supported by players Juggernaut ‘powered by Click Labs.’
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Congress of the Future begins in Chile with accent on new technology - Fox News Latino

Congress of the Future begins in Chile with accent on new technology - Fox News Latino | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos said Wednesday that using new technologies is important and allows citizens to participate in political activities in different ways.
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The Archdruid Report: March of the Squirrels

The Archdruid Report: March of the Squirrels | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Prediction is a difficult business at the best of times, but the difficulties seem to change from one era to another. Just now, at least for me, the biggest challenge is staying in front of the headlines. So far, the crash of 2015 is running precisely to spec. Smaller companies in the energy sector are being hammered by the plunging price of oil, while the banking industry insists that it’s not in trouble—those of my readers who recall identical expressions of misplaced confidence on the part of bankers in news stories just before the 2008 real estate crash will know just how seriously to take such claims.
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The Legacy of Magna Carta, Magna Carta - BBC Radio 4

The Legacy of Magna Carta, Magna Carta - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Melvyn Bragg looks at the rich legacy of Magna Carta, examining the ways in which it has influenced ideas of liberty, human rights and even political systems. King John's Great Charter, formally agreed in a field at Runnymede in 1215, became a cause celebre during the English Civil War and later exerted a crucial influence on American constitutional thought. 800 years after it was sealed, Magna Carta remains a document of global importance.

With:Nicholas Vincent, Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia; Daniel Hannan, writer and MEP for South East England; Justin Champion, Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas at Royal Holloway, University of London; and Kathleen Burk, Professor Emerita of Modern and Contemporary History at UCL.Producer: Thomas Morris.
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Civil Power and the Path Forward for Greece | Commons Transition

Civil Power and the Path Forward for Greece | Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With the prospect of a Syriza government, everyone is wondering what the future holds for Greece.  Whether disaster or deliverance, or just the normal chaos, it is hard to ignore the potential for game-changing repercussions from a Syriza government. On the street however, embittered by the failures of leftist governments in the past to change a corrupt and dysfunctional political system, few people are expecting big things from Syriza. The feeling of popular cynicism and fatalism is palpable. How different will Syriza be?

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Strategies to defend and reclaim the ‘public good’ from the state | P2P Foundation

Strategies to defend and reclaim the ‘public good’ from the state | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
1) People are fighting privatization by refusing to recognise the state as the owner of public services and resources, instead claiming that they belong to the people. 2) Where public services are gone, people are organising themselves, locally and democratically, to provide the services they need. This included the provision of healthcare in the Greek example and the provision of housing in the Spanish example, but there are millions of others. 3) But there are also forms which kind of bring together both elements of the first two. These are struggles which both defend or demand the public provision of services while at the same time vesting ownership of services in the people and getting people involved in the democratic control of services.
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Nature and Urban Wellbeing — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network

Nature and Urban Wellbeing — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Together with the European Commission and under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, ALTER-Net is pleased to host an international conference on Nature-Based Solutions. Relevant to research in many disciplines and communities, to EU policies and to practitioners, 'Nature and Urban Wellbeing' offers rich possibilities to share, learn and connect.
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New fabrication laboratory strives to be 'creative haven' of Jersey City - NJ.com

New fabrication laboratory strives to be 'creative haven' of Jersey City - NJ.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At Jersey City Fab Lab, Eric Nadler is trying to build something very complex: a community.
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Peer production and changing norms in music practice: An ethnomusicological perspective » Journal of Peer Production

Peer production and changing norms in music practice: An ethnomusicological perspective » Journal of Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The rise of peer production and the notion of the produser (Bruns 2009) have contributed to changes in a number of expectations and social norms surrounding the creation, sharing, and use of music. These include an expectation that recorded music will be cheap, if not free; a familiarity with media creation and manipulation as regular activities; and acceptance of widespread copying and sharing. As a result there have been significant challenges to traditional ideas of authorship, ownership, artistic control, creative roles, and income from music. Media discussion and scholarship on peer production comes mainly from the Global North and is usually urban centred, with a focus on particular kinds of music as somehow ‘naturally’ central. Associated technology and social practices have driven these changes; from the Internet, personal computers to smartphones. Although no doubt unintended, this has the consequence of placing the effects of such phenomena on the Global South as peripheral, despite the fact that much of the technology is created in Asia, and distributed globally in places where Internet access is growing rapidly.

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Talking Drones With 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson | DronesPassion.com

Talking Drones With 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson | DronesPassion.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
News and articles on drones from all around the world
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Rodolfo Adrian Hurtado Garcia's curator insight, February 12, 2015 9:56 PM

Muy interesante, ya que se pueden utilizar de tal forma que entregue algun mensaje a cierta persona, para reproducir alguna pista de audio, entre otras cosas, ademas de ser una manera distinta de entregar dicho mensaje, ya que ademas de ser un objeto volador, ademas habla.

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Facebook targets the business world with Work - AdNews

Facebook targets the business world with Work - AdNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facebook’s long-rumoured business platform is launching with a small pilot allowing companies to create their own internal networks.
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A Free Beginner's Guide to the Sharing Economy

A Free Beginner's Guide to the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For over two years, Shareable has explored the new sharing economy in its many forms: how individuals, families, communities, entrepreneurs, businesses, designers, coders, and countless more are building resilience through collaboration and sharing.
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A basic dictionary of the sharing economy

A basic dictionary of the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sharing is more than a trend: it can be a business model, a city model or a lifestyle. To distinguish these three dimensions and their manifestations, it’s important to understand the culture born of the crisis and its limits.
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Climate Change and Intergenerational Ethics - STLtoday.com

Climate Change and Intergenerational Ethics - STLtoday.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Humanism, despite its name, is concerned not only with humanity. People exist in and only because of a fantastically complex natural system, and therefore humanists believe that an essential part
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Episode 1, Can Democracy Work? - BBC Radio 4

Episode 1, Can Democracy Work? - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Is our democracy working? Today there's a real sense of our traditional democratic system fracturing - but is this because it's failing, or is it because it's doing exactly what we want it to?
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EU changes rules on GM crop-growing

EU changes rules on GM crop-growing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The EU has given governments more power to decide whether to plant genetically modified (GM) crops, which are highly restricted in Europe.

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